Water gardens are relatively easy to build and maintain, even without a professional landscaper. Learn all about water gardens at HowStuffWorks.


Water-fringe, also known as yellow floating-heart for its yellow blooms and heart-shaped leaves, grows well in water. The blooms give off the faint scent of almonds. Learn about this lovely plant.

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  • How Bog Gardens Work

    How Bog Gardens Work

    Natural bogs and their surrounding ecosystem can take hundreds of years to form on their own. But if you're a dedicated gardener which a penchant for exotic plants and lots of moss, it's possible to make a bog garden in your backyard. See more »

  • How Wall Fountains Work

    How Wall Fountains Work

    Wall fountains are popular for adding aesthetic value to a room as well as creating a relaxing atmosphere. But what should you know about them before investing in one for your home? See more »

  • Common Cattail

    Common Cattail

    Common cattail is an integral part of any water garden. The striking vertical foliage adds natural beauty to any garden aesthetic. Learn to grow and use common cattail in your water garden. See more »

  • Crinum


    Crinum is generally a white flower that makes a pretty addition to a water garden. The Crinum genus varies widely, growing in America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Likewise, there are roughly 100 different species of Crinum. Learn more about this flower. See more »

  • Dwarf Papyrus

    Dwarf Papyrus

    Dwarf papyrus grows well in water gardens but also thrives when planted in tubs. The dwarf papyrus produces green, moplike heads on sturdy stalks that reach 1-2 feet above the water. Learn more about this smaller descendant of the giant papyrus. See more »

  • Eelgrass


    Although eelgrass is grown underwater, it is an attractive plant in its own right. Learn how to use eelgrass to oxygenate your pond, fountain, or water garden. See more »

  • Floating Heart

    Floating Heart

    Floating heart forms a floating carpet of water and foliage on water's surface. Learn how to grow and cultivate this attractive plant in your pond or fountain. See more »

  • Hardy Water Lily

    Hardy Water Lily

    Hardy water lily is a cross between European and North American species that is a popular centerpiece for many gardens. Learn how to grow and maintain hardy water lily in your pond or fountain. See more »

  • Lotus


    In the Far East, Lotus symbolizes attaining nirvana. This flower is a spectacular addition to water gardens. Learn how to grow and use lotus flower in your pond or fountain. See more »

  • Pickerel Rush

    Pickerel Rush

    Native to North America, pickerel rush is planted all over the world for its decorative effect. Learn how to grow and use pickerel rush in your yard or garden. See more »

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